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49 Employee Engagement Ideas

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet Your Team Will Love By Tim Eisenhauer, Co-Founder and President of Axero Editor’s Note: This is part one of a two part article. The first part contains the first 25 ideas, the second part will contain the remaining 24. As important as it is to work towards improving your organization’s levels of employee engagement, there’s no ...

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MHEDA Works With MSSC to Develop Certified Forklift Technician Designation Program

For years, one of the biggest issues facing the material handling industry has been a “skills gap shortage.” Forklift dealers, especially, felt this crunch in the inability to find qualified technicians. Older technicians are retiring at a faster pace and there is not a large base of qualified employees to come in and take their place. Each year, MHEDA publishes ...

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Ask Your MHEDA Board: Recruiting

“How has your company been impacted by and addressed the skills gap and what recruiting best practices can you share with other MHEDA Members?” Asked by Dana Hopkins, President, Western Carolina Forklift, Inc. in Greensboro, North Carolina Buddy Smith, CEO, CMH Services, Columbia, SC We use a lot of tools and sources to find candidates including many on-line sources, military ...

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My Hindsight Could Be Your Foresight

By Dr. Elaine Dembe 1. Explore life and live it as an adventure. – Even if you have no one to do it with. Never deny yourself the pleasure of doing something just because you are alone. Do it anyway. Remember the lyrics from the Tragically Hip song “Ahead by a Century ~ “No dress rehearsal, this is our life.” ...

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Engaged Employees Make or Break Your Business

By Jason Hewlett Disengaged and uncommitted employees cause more loss of money to business owners than anything else. I’m not talking about non-engaged employees, they at least keep the lights on…I’m talking about disengaged employees that drive business AWAY! Think of the last time you had a GREAT experience at a restaurant, a theme park, or checking into a hotel. ...

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Succession Planning

Twists and Turns By Jim Wilson, Principal Consultant, The McDonald Group, Inc. The subject of succession planning has bubbled up to the top of many people’s list because of the emergence of a large group of baby boomers, and those five to ten years behind whose thought and planning have turned toward retirement. A relatively robust economy may help the ...

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The Other Competitive Advantage

By Brant Menswar, ELC Speaker As a young leader in the manufacturing arena, you recognize the need for a detailed and well-defined process. It is the very nature of your business. In fact, the better your process, the more often it becomes the competitive advantage that separates you from the pack. We feel the same way when we approach collaboration. ...

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How to Talk to Someone Significantly Younger or Less Experienced Than You

By Jeff Havens, ELC Presenter Alas, you probably work with people a whole lot younger than you are. Your company, in its depressingly finite wisdom, gave these children a chance to play at being grown-ups. They haven’t been working for very long – a couple years maybe, possibly even less – and their inexperience offends you. They think they know ...

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Happy Anniversary!

MHEDA Congratulates the following companies, each of whom is celebrating a milestone anniversary in 2015. 185th Anniversary – Established in 1830 Fairbanks Scales, Supplier, Kansas City, MO   130th Anniversary – Established in 1885 Colson Group USA, Supplier, St. Joseph, MI   125th Anniversary – Established in1890 Southworth Products, Supplier, Portland, ME   115th Anniversary – Established in 1900 Schneider ...

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